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Does Autoimmune Disease Delay Seroconversion

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Autoimmune disorders delaying seroconversion (AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS AND DELAYED SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, You are the man! Can autoimmune disorders delay seroconversion of HIV? Should people with autoimmune disorders test beyond the 3 month window period? What types of autoimmune disorders could cause a false negative outside of the 3 month...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...please tell me whether a negative Elisa test at 3 months is conclusive for someone who has lupus. I have read that having an autoimmune disease like lupus may cause a false positive or false negative result. What causes a false negative result?... Read more »

Window period and autoimmune disease

I'm suffering from Sjogren's syndrome but I'm not on any medications. Could such an autoimmune... Read more »

antihistamines and window period

hello sir, I have been reading a lot on ur forum and would like to say that i have got a lot... Read more »
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...potential causes. Individuals who take glucocorticoids and/or immunosuppressive drugs to prevent transplant rejection or for autoimmune diseases can have increased susceptibility to unusual infections, as do individuals with certain genetic... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...viruses can contribute to IRIS. The box at right provides a list of the known infections. Some chronic conditions, particularly autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or Grave's disease, may become aggravated by IRIS. CMV, or... Read more »
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H1N1 vaccine, autoimmune diseases and other illnes

Posted by snake
...Can H1N1 vaccine just recently administered, an autoimmune disease or other illness in your body delay seroconversion to HIV? Read more »

Autoimmun Diseases

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone! I wonder why a disease called Lupus can cause delayed seroconversation? Do a person with Lupus have low white blood cell or why does this disease cause delayed seroconversation? Read more »

psoriasis? delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
...does anyone know if the autoimmune disease psoriasis would cause delayed seroconversion? just got tested and now this is eating away at me. responses/feedback would be Read more »

AutoImmune disorders???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the tests from finding antibodies? EX - if I have crhons disease, asthma, allergies..... etc..... since these are considered autoimmune disease would they delay the tests from finding antibodies? Tested negative at 204 days so that's a week shy... Read more »